Here are some chess puzzles from the Nimzo-Indian (ECO E20).



1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4



Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.
White to move and win except where noted.

a)
Otto Ruppe vs Markus, corr., 1987
1rb2rk1/pp3ppp/n7/3R4/4N2Q/6P1/P1q1PPBP/1R4K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ if gxf6 Be4 ]

b)
Loek Van Wely vs Vladimir Gurevich, Bad Mondorf, 1991
1r3rk1/1p3ppp/pqbNpn2/2n5/3Q4/P1N3P1/1P2PPBP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nc4 if Qa7 b4 ]

c)
Mart van der Meijden vs Rene Cuijpers, Hengelo, 1994
r1b2rk1/pp1pbppp/1q2pn2/1NpP4/Q1P5/4PB2/PP1B1PPP/R3K2R w - - 0 1
[ Ba5 if Qa6 Nc7 ]

d)
Dimitri Komarov vs Zoran Arsovic, Belgrade, 1995
r2q1rk1/pb2bppp/1p6/1N1p4/1P2n3/3Q2P1/PB2PPBP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxe4 if dxe4 Qc3 ]

Recent E20 Games


E20 Puzzles, Part II. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Henry Camilleri vs Yosef Porath, Leipzig, 1960
2rq1rk1/1b2bp1p/p3pnp1/1p1n2B1/3PN3/P1N2P2/1PQ3PP/1B1R1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxe4 Bxe7 Qxe7 if fxe4 Ne3 or if Nxd5 Bxd5 ]

b)
G Facchini vs Ik Al Akraa, Dubai, 1986
r3r1k1/pp1qbppp/2n2n2/3p4/N2P1Bb1/1Q1B4/PP2NPPP/2R2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxe2 if Bxe2 Nxd4 ]

c)
Black Mates in 3. Zygmunt Kolendo vs Slawomir Litke, Poznan, 1999
5rk1/pp3ppp/7r/6n1/NB1P3q/PQ3P2/1P4P1/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nh3+ ]

d)
Sonia Sirletti vs Elvira Berend, Saint Vincent, 1999
2r1rbk1/pp3ppp/1q3n2/3p1b2/1PnP4/P2N1P2/B3N1PP/R1BQ1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe2 if Qxe2 Qxd4+ ]

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